Preference/Program Signaling: A Crash Course for the Upcoming Application Cycle

Event Description

There have been a lot of questions about the role Preference/Program Signaling (PS) will play in the upcoming 2022-2023 residency application cycle in emergency medicine. This webinar will cover the background on PS, provide general advice for how to approach signal utilization, and discuss potential limitations of this process. Join us as we discuss these topics with national experts on PS! 

Speaker introductions
Presentation Agenda/objectives
Background of PS
Advice on how to approach PS
Potential limitations of PS

  • Hamza Ijaz, MD


    University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

    "I am currently a third-year resident at the University of Cincinnati and received my medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. My interest in organized emergency medicine initially started as a Medical Student Ambassador during SAEM18 where I was given the opportunity to gain mentorship from our leaders within emergency medicine. Since then, I have volunteered my time serving on the RAMS Board as a member-at-large and most recently as the current secretary-treasurer. These opportunities have led me to partnering with the SAEM Program Committee, Faculty Development Committee, and Virtual Presence Committee to create resident and medical student focused content.

    As we transition into the next phase of the pandemic, with growing concerns surrounding the future of the EM workforce, I will ensure that our members have a voice at the table so that our concerns are heard. It is crucial that the solutions being considered incorporate the views of the residents and students they will ultimately affect. In addition, with virtual interviews currently ongoing and uncertainty surrounding the next application cycle, I will make it a priority for RAMS to provide our members with high-yield resources to navigate the next cycle."
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    Alexis Pelletier-Bui, MD

    Assistant Professor, Associate Residency Program Director, Emergency Medicine Subspecialty Advisor

    Cooper University Hospital/Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

    Alexis Pelletier-Bui, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, where she is also the Associate Program Director and an Emergency Medicine Subspecialty Advisor. Dr. Pelletier-Bui's passions and research interests surround medical student advising and the residency application process. She is the immediate past Chair of the CORD Application Process Improvement Committee and a past Chair of the CORD Advising Students Committee in Emergency Medicine (ASC-EM).  She is an associate editor for the Emergency Medicine Residents Association (EMRA) & CORD Student Advising Guide: An Evidence-Based Approach to Matching in EM and lectures nationally on the topics of evidence-based advising and residency application process improvement. Dr. Pelletier-Bui is an active mentor to medical students and residents and loves identifying leadership and professional growth opportunities for them. She serves as Chair of the Cooper EM Clinical Competency Committee (CCC), Faculty Chair for the Cooper EM Social Media Committee, and Faculty Chair for the Cooper EM Wellness and Community Service Committees.
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    Melanie Camejo, MD, MHPE

    Assistant Professor, Assistant Residency Program Director, Clerkship Director, Co-Director of Medical Education Fellowship

    University Health/Truman Medical Center associated with University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine

    Melanie Camejo is currently the assistant residency program director, co-medical education fellowship director and EM clerkship director at the the University Health/Truman Medical Centers associated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine (UMKC-SOM). She attended the combined six-year medical school program at UMKC and completed her residency in North Philadelphia at Temple University Hospital. After finishing residency, she was able to return home to Kansas City and works at Truman (now University Health) as a nocturnist. Since joining UH-TMC, she has been under great mentorship and steadily advancing in both student and residency leadership roles. She has completed her Master’s in Health Professions Education through UMKC-SOM. She is also very active in CORD - currently she is the Chair for the Application Process Improvement Committee (APIC) and active in the Advising Students Committee in EM (ASC-EM). Her work interests include physician wellness, diversity, medical student and resident education and social media to promote active learning.

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    Elizabeth Barrall Werley, MD, FACEP

    Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

    Penn State University College of Medicine/Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

    Elizabeth Barrall Werley, MD, FACEP is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Penn State University College of Medicine/Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.  Dr. Werley graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA, in 2006. Following that, she completed her emergency medicine residency training at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ, graduating in 2009.  Dr. Werley worked in community practice at Crozer Chester Medical Center in Upland, PA prior to joining the Penn State Health faculty in 2013. She has previously held roles as the Associate Program Director and then Program Director at Penn State for a number of years.  She currently serves as the Vice Chair for CORD's Application Process Improvement Committee.  Dr. Werley resides in Lancaster County, PA, with her husband, who is also a local physician, and their two sons.
  • Ryan Pappal, MD

Event Information

July 13, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (Central Daylight Time)